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StEPs-UT Pilot

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M), Utah Humanities (UH), and the Utah Division of State History (USH) are partnering to pilot a program based on the American Association for State & Local History’s (AASLH) Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs) that will offer six small Utah museums and local history organizations a two-year enrichment opportunity designed to help them achieve success in six areas of institutional practice.

Applications are now closed. 
 
The StEPS-Utah pilot program is a series of six modules that offer board, staff, and volunteers working in participating organizations an opportunity to tangibly improve their organizational capacity. Required training & module dates:

JULY 30, 2018 | PROGRAM ORIENTATION: 1:00PM-5:00PM

JULY to OCTOBER 2018 | Module #1: Mission, Vision, Governance
July 31, 2018: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
August 27, 2018: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
September 2018: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
October 29, 2018: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

NOVEMBER 2018 to FEBRUARY 2019 | Module #2: Management
November 26, 2018: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
December 17, 2018: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
January 2019: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
February 25, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

MARCH to JUNE 2019 | Module #3: Audience
March 25, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
April 29, 2019: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
May 2019: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
June 24, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

JULY to OCTOBER 2019 | Module #4: Stewardship of Collections
July 29, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
August 26, 2019: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
September 2019: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
October 28, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

NOVEMBER 2019 to FEBRUARY 2020 | Module #5: Stewardship of Historic Structures & Landscapes
November 18, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
December 16, 2019: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
January 2020: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
February 24, 2020: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

MARCH to JUNE 2020 | Module #6: Interpretation
March 30, 2020: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
April 27, 2020: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
May 2020: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
June 29, 2020: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

During the course of the program, a cohort of participating organizations will complete all six modules (modules are not available separately).

Each module is four months long and comprises workshop sessions (one each in months 1, 2, and 4) and an on-site visit (in month 3).

Workshops will be held in Salt Lake City and taught by instructors who are experts in the designated area of focus.

The program will pair participating organizations with an experienced mentor to help individualize content to the organization’s current needs.

Participating organizations will identify and complete one small project per module that advances them within that topic area, and will reach at least a “bronze” level in each module (lowest level of the basic/good/better StEPS model).